Teslagrad Gets A Physical Copy This Year

Gotta love a good ol’ physical copy.

After the success of the digital installment of Teslagrad, Norwegian developer Rain Games and Dutch multiplatform publisher Soedesco have announced a physical version of the title, which will be available during Q4 2014 for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Wii U, PlayStation Vita and PC.

Said Soedesco product manager Hans van Brakel:

“We at SOEDESCO are very happy to work with Rain Games. We hope that we can share the magic of Teslagrad with everyone this year when it hits retail.”

Teslagrad is an intriguing, innovative puzzle/platformer that involves magnetism and other electromagnetic abilities. You have to unlock the secrets of the mythical Tesla Tower and as you progress, you will earn special skills that help you discover more of the Tower. It’s a non-linear progression and there are over 100 beautiful hand-drawn environments. Your Teslamancer technology is like nothing you’ve ever wielded, but the puzzles aren’t for the faint of heart…

Come this holiday season, it should make for a nice addition to your library.

Related Game(s): Teslagrad

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8/1/2014 11:33:29 AM Ben Dutka

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Beyond Good & Evil 2: "Still Far Too Early For New Details"

Ah yes, the obligatory “it’s still coming but not for a while” explanation.

A sequel to the well-received Beyond Good & Evil was announced back in 2008. Now, six years later, we have yet to see any fresh details.

Throughout those six years, we’d stumble across rumors that the project had been canceled but each time, developer Ubisoft Montpelier and creative boss Michel Ancel step up to counter the accusation. This time, a Ubisoft representative tells Polygon that in fact, the game still exists, despite those ongoing rumors:

“In many ways, [Beyond Good & Evil] is an inimitable game–it appeals to all generations of gamers and is an inspiration behind many of Ubisoft Montpellier’s past and future games. It’s still far too early to give many details about this new title.”

The rep added that Beyond Good & Evil 2 will land on next-gen platforms at some point. It’s a very ambitious project and the team is attempting to deliver a “truly surprising, innovative, and exceptional game.” Well, that’s nice but if it’s still “far too early” to divulge any details – after six years – we say something is off. Yeah, maybe you just recently started making it for the new platforms, but even so…

At this rate, we’re looking at, what…an 8-year gap between the time of announcement and the arrival of the final product? Sorry, but that’s just silly.

Related Game(s): Beyond Good & Evil 2

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8/1/2014 11:10:18 AM Ben Dutka

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FFXIV: A Realm Reborn Free Trial And Recruit A Friend

If you haven’t sampled Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, now’s the time.

Square Enix has announced the launch of a two-week free trial period for its MMORPG, and it starts today. Visit the game’s website for download instructions.

You can check out the online action for up to 14 days or until your character reaches level 20. The trial also limits the available in-game activities, but at least you get a good idea of what this shared-world adventure has to offer. Furthermore, Square Enix is kicking off a Recruit a Friend program, which gives players rewards if they invite others to sign up:

If the newly recruited player subscribes for 30 days, both parties get a Friendship Circle (increases experience gained by 20 percent when below Lv. 25). The recruiter will also nab an Aetheryte Pendulum (teleportation to the closest new adventurer on their Friends list for free). If the recruit signs up for 90 days, the recruiter will also receive a whistle that summons a draught chocobo, which can transport two characters.

Final Fantasy XIV‘s initial launch was disastrous but Square Enix was committed to fixing the problem. It took well over a year but when A Realm Reborn launched, critics found the experience to be much better. It is now available on both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, if you’re wondering.

Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

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8/1/2014 11:22:08 AM Ben Dutka

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Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition Allows Import Saves

That’s a nice touch, isn’t it?

Okay, so let’s say you’ve already played Diablo III on either the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360, and now you plan to purchase the upcoming Ultimate Evil Edition for the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One.

What’s going to happen to your save content? Do you have to start all over? Nope. According to Destructoid, the new edition will allow for cross-console importing of save files. In other words, by linking an Xbox Live gamertag or a PSN ID to a Battle.net account, players can import their progress, regardless of platform.

Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition boasts the base game, the previously released Reaper of Souls expansion, and new Achievements and Trophies. The PlayStation 4 version will also feature exclusive content based on The Last Of Us and Shadow of the Colossus. The new Diablo III package will be ready to go on August 19.

Related Game(s): Diablo III, Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition

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7/31/2014 9:54:51 PM Ben Dutka

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Gearbox Defends Itself In Aliens: Colonial Marines Lawsuit

Aliens: Colonial Marines was terrible.

It has been a controversial game since it released in February of 2013, and the controversy resulted in a class-action lawsuit leveled against Gearbox Software and Sega. The suit claims that Sega falsely advertised to consumers and Gearbox stole funds away from the game to fund other projects.

However, the Borderlands developer has responded to the lawsuit, as reported by Polygon. They want to be dropped from the suit because they claim the company invested millions of their own money into Colonial Marines. Said vice president Steve Gibson:

“During the development process, Gearbox supplemented Sega’s development budget with its own money to help Sega finish its game; Gearbox’s contributions to Aliens: Colonial Marines totaled millions, none of which was ever repaid.”

Some accuse Gearbox of building levels and even a custom engine for marketing purposes, but none of it made it into the final product. Gibson denies these allegations as well, saying Gearbox only utilized the Unreal Engine licensed from Epic Games, and that was it. “Contrary to what some believe, the pre-release demonstrations were not made using different game engines,” he added.

Well, we told you this would be a mess.

Related Game(s): Aliens: Colonial Marines

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7/31/2014 9:45:03 PM Ben Dutka

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Assassin’s Creed: Unity’s Arno Is A Complex Protagonist

If you want to learn more about the protagonist in the upcoming Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Ubisoft is happy to oblige.

The publisher published a blog post that tackles the main character’s personality and motivations.

Written by scriptwriter Travis Stout, we get a better idea of the man we’ll control during the French Revolution. Arno comes from a very old family and he’s a complex, multidimensional individual who has made mistakes in the past:

“He is a very driven young man. He is haunted by mistakes in his past or perceived mistakes, that he feels he must atone for. He is very devoted to the Assassin Order as an ideal but, at the same time, he is not as impressed with the weight of the long mystical tradition and ancient rhetoric as some of the other Assassins. He likes to think for himself and make his own decisions. He isn’t the type of person who will believe something just because someone tells it to him.”

Stout added that Arno is a “very well-educated young man” – as was common among the nobility – so he has a “habit of quoting the classics.” The bottom line is that this character is basically the opposite of a “grizzled bad-ass” who has more brawn than brains, but then again, that’s par for the course in this franchise. Ezio wasn’t a “grizzled bad-ass,” either; he was just good with the women. ;)

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7/31/2014 9:34:02 PM John Shepard

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What Does PS4 Need More: God Of War Or Gran Turismo?

We all know the PlayStation 4 suffers from a current lack of exclusive software.

Of course, it’s still early yet, and I’ve no doubt the PS4 will once again be home to the most innovative, cutting-edge exclusives of the generation. It’ll begin with LittleBigPlanet 3 later this year, and continue with Bloodborne and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End in 2015.

However, which is the franchise PlayStation followers most want to see right now? I think it comes down to a new entry in one of two franchises: Either God of War or Gran Turismo. For the latter, Kazunori Yamauchi said late last year that Gran Turismo 7 is only “a year or two away,” and we all assume Sony Santa Monica is working on a God of War installment for the PS4. The question is, which will result in a bigger hardware sales spike? Which is the game that will be considered the better system-seller?

At this point, it’s difficult to say. Any ideas?

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7/31/2014 10:05:06 PM Ben Dutka

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August’s Free Plus Titles Include Fez, Dragon’s Crown, More

Time for the August lineup of free games for PlayStation Plus members.

As revealed by the video below, Plus peeps will receive six free titles – two each for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and Vita – and two will launch for the first time during the coming month.

For instance, PS4 users will get the upcoming Road Not Taken, which is slated to drop on August 5. It’s one of the more promising and original digital titles on the immediate horizon, as we noted in our recent preview. The other free August game will be the award-winning Fez, Phil Fish’s excellent puzzle/platformer.

For the PS3, we’ll get the relatively well-received FPS Crysis 3 and the open-world adventure Proteus, and Vita owners will receive Vanillaware’s awesome 2D action/RPG, Dragon’s Crown. Europeans already got that one so instead, they can grab LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7. Then there’s Metrico, another unique puzzle/platformer that utilizes the science of infographics and metrics in an entertaining way. Again, check out our preview for more info.

Two of August’s free games support Cross-Buy: Fez and Proteus, and while Dragon’s Crown doesn’t technically support that feature, Plus members will still get both the PS3 and Vita versions of the game.

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7/31/2014 11:08:06 AM Ben Dutka

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Watch Dogs Expansion Coming This Fall, Set In New Jersey

It’s not exactly exotic but in the futuristic sci-fi world of Watch Dogs, it could be.

Ubisoft has Tweeted a few details concerning a future expansion pack for Watch Dogs, which launched in May to widespread critical acclaim.

It seems the developers used real-life facts to determine the new location for this piece of DLC: Camden, New Jersey. The Tweet reads: “Our data indicates surveillance has become more prominent in high-crime areas.” Then, coupled with an image: “The city of Camden, New Jersey had the highest crime rate in the US in 2012. A 24/7 surveillance program is now in effect.”

When a fan asked if this was in regards to an upcoming expansion, the response was: “Coming this fall!” According to a 2012 study using crime data acquired by the FBI, Camden was the most violent city in the US with a population of over 75,000. Fiction imitating reality…

If you want to try it, bear in mind that the $20 Season Pass includes new-single-player content and has you playing as T-Bone, “a brilliant but eccentric hacker who lives by his own rules.”

Related Game(s): Watch Dogs

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7/31/2014 11:20:05 AM Ben Dutka

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PlayStation Now Open Beta Starts Today On PlayStation 4

It’s time to test Sony’s new streaming service on the PlayStation 4.

The open beta for PlayStation Now kicks off today in the US and Canada. The beta has been closed since January, so for most gamers, this will be their first opportunity to test out the anticipated service.

Before you dive in, check out this new walkthrough video featuring commentary from senior director Jack Buser. There are over 100 games available via Now (with many more coming), and you can rent them for a variety of time periods and prices. Prices are as low as $1.99 and if you sample and then decide to purchase, your progress will be saved on Sony’s cloud servers, which is a nice touch.

Buser also emphasizes that this is just a beta and that Now is still in the early stages. This is the time to provide Sony with valuable feedback, as he added:

“We’re going to be listening closely to what the gamers tell us, and [PlayStation Now] will evolve over time.”

Guess Home is sort of dead in the water now, so Jack went to do something else. ;)

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7/31/2014 11:28:58 AM Ben Dutka

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